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Ramadan: A history of the holy month

Millions of Muslims around the world are currently observing Ramadan, a holy month in the Islamic calendar marked by worshippers abstaining from food or drink between sunup and sundown. But why is Ramadan so important for Muslims? And what exactly is the purpose of a fast?

Ramadan moon sighted in Pakistan

KARACHI — It's official, the crescent moon was sighted in Pakistan last night. Ramadan began today, and the usually congested streets of the city are now virtually empty in the late afternoon.
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